Battling Chronic Heart Failure: Deploying Special Forces

Released On
March 6, 2018

Expires On
March 6, 2019

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
30 minutes

Specialty
Cardiology

Topic(s)
Chronic Heart Failure

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This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Pharmacists — 0.5 hours (0.05 CEUs).

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of cardiologists, internists, and pharmacists. This activity may also be of benefit to other healthcare providers interested in optimal management of heart failure.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical evidence for, and appropriate use of, newer chronic heart failure therapies.
  • Outline treatment strategies to reduce hospitalizations and readmissions for patients with chronic heart failure in accordance with current guideline recommendations.

Table of Contents

  • Safety and Efficacy of Next Generation Chronic HF Therapies
  • Panel Discussion

Faculty

Akshay Suvas Desai, MD, MPH (Chair)

Director
Heart Failure Disease Management Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Kirkwood F. Adams, Jr., MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Division of Cardiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

J. Bradley Williams, PharmD, BCPS

Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Department of Pharmacy
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Akshay Suvas Desai, MD, MPH (Chair)

  • Grant/Research Support: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Retained Consultant/Speaker: Abbott; AstraZeneca; DalCor Pharmaceuticals; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Relypsa Inc.

Kirkwood F. Adams, Jr., MD

  • Grant/Research Support: Amgen, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Roche Diagnostics
  • Retained Consultant: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Roche Diagnostics.

J. Bradley Williams, PharmD, BCPS

  • No financial relationships to disclose.

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